Provincial and Territorial Profiles, 2015

British Columbia

FORESTRY AND FOREST MANAGEMENT STATISTICS British Columbia CANADA
HARVEST & WOOD SUPPLY
Total Crown Land 91 676 000 -
Productive forest Crown Land 49 183 000 -
Area available for harvest 29 106 000* -
Wood Supply/Potential Harvest (cubic metres) 78 263 489 225 965 931 e
Provincial contribution of wood supply to total national wood supply 35% -
Net Merchantable Volume of Roundwood Harvested (cubic metres) 67 969 770 160 541 305 e
Provincial contribution of roundwood harvested to total national roundwood harvested 42% -
FOREST FIRES
Area burned (hectares) 280 738 3 861 647 e
Number of forest fires 1 858 7 140 e
Month with most fires July May
Month with most area burned July June
FOREST INSECTS
Area of moderate to severe defoliation and beetle-killed trees by major insects (hectares) 4 562 433 17 631 825 e
Insect disturbing the largest area Western Balsam Bark Beetle Spruce Budworm
SILVICULTURE
Area harvested (hectares) 192 615 779 577 e
Area of site preparation and scarification (hectares) 44 591 222 629 e
Area planted (hectares) 170 856 413 373 e
Number of seedlings planted (thousands) 221 932 574 330 e
Area seeded (hectares) 5 469 13 050 e
REVENUES
Revenues from the sale of timber $807 836 000 $1 345 714 000 e
APPLICATION OF FOREST INSECTICIDES AND HERBICIDES
Total area treated with insecticide (hectares) 20 373 218 073 e
Total area treated with herbicide (hectares) 18 491 e 129 373 e

* Source: Minister of Forests and Range, Allowable Annual Cut Database, December 2008. The area available for harvest does not include woodlots and community forests.


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